Octophant

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As we have established, street art is in a constant state of creative flux; artwork being painted onto unassuming walls, only to be covered with yet more artwork, upon artwork…

This is not a bad thing, but it does mean that with all these artists coming and going from the capital, you have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to keep up with the London street art landscape. So, without any further ado, here is a selection of some the latest pieces to be added to the London streets.

Produced by Brisbane-based street artist Fintan Magee, the aptly titled “Two Men Fighting Over the Moon” can be found on the proverbial ground zero for the London street art scene, Brick Lane. Magee was in town as part of the “Oceanic” exhibition held at the contemporary urban art gallery, RexRoma; alongside fellow artist Askew, the pair showcased some new pieces over the course of a week at the end of July. Clearly he found time from his busy schedule to leave this brilliant mural in his typically grainy, vibrant signature style.

It can be argued that this isn’t strictly “street” art, painted as it is on a barge. Nevertheless, this piece can be seen floating on top of a boat somewhere along the River Lee in the East End, and it is a collaborative effort by Carmen Main and the well-known Spanish urban artist, Borondo. Borondo has been leaving his mark all over the East End in recent months and this piece, a re-working of “Ophelia” by classic artist John Everett Millais is a perfect example of the artist’s strikingly raw looking style.

Faith47 is one of those artists whose work is instantly recognisable. Hailing from South Africa, her ghostly, sketch-like style is perfect for the oft ethereal imagery she creates. This latest piece, entitled “Europe and The Winged Bird” can be found in Dulwich and is the result of being asked to remodel an old master’s painting as part of an exhibition; for the uninitiated, she selected Guido Reni’s “Europa and The Bull.”

Renowned for his infamous “Octophant” which appeared in London earlier this year, it comes as no surprise that Alexis Diaz is still contributing to the capital’s street art scene. This piece can be found on Bacon Street in the East End. Done in his signature hyper-detailed, surreal style and painted by tiny brushes and a mixture of paints and inks, “The Cage” was produced in conjunction with the JustKids street art collective.

So there you have it, the most recent examples of urban art to grace the fair streets of London. Check back with our blog for more updates as we have them. Of course, if you can’t wait that long and you want to see the vibrant underground art scene of London first hand then join us on one of our Street Art London tours! Full details, as well as booking and contact information, can be found on our website.